LGBT Advocates to Attend Global HRC Summit

More than two dozen LGBT rights advocates from around the world are scheduled to attend a  Conference summit next week in D.C.

Randy Berry

Activists from Argentina, Chile, China, the Czech Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Hungary, Israel, Jamaica, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay and Vietnam are expected to take part in the inaugural Global Innovative Advocacy Summit that will take place at HRC’s Northwest Washington offices from March 29-April 1.

Special U.S. Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry is scheduled to speak to the advocates on March 29 during a reception at the HRC building in Northwest Washington.

The HRC summit will take place slightly more than two months after protesters forced the cancellation of a reception at the National LGBTQ Task Force’s annual conference in Chicago that was to have featured two advocates from Israel.

Sarah Kala-Meir and Tom Canning of Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance were scheduled to speak at the reception for A Wider Bridge, an organization seeking to bolster “LGBTQ connections with Israel.” Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance is among the organizations that are taking part in the HRC summit.

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